Jun 5, 2015

LANEIGE Water Bank Essence & Counter

Laneige's most popular skin care product: Water Bank Essence is available in town.

First of all, the product is given by Laneige Indonesia as a flatlay Instagram contest present; THANK YOU! ^^ They declare it as their most featured product globally. Laneige, which means "Snow" in French, is a middle-up range skin care and decorative make-up brand from South Korea under Amore Pacific. Primarily, their focus is the skin care series which optimize the power and benefit of water technology, as they claimed to be "Water Science", to achieve clear and supple skin (Source). Supported by the innovation of water technology, Laneige believes to create Sparkling Beauty for every woman in the world. However, the new improved formula is called "Water Bank_EX", so wherever you found "EX" which means the successor of the initial Water Bank series.


   Product Name  
Water Bank Essence

   Net Weight  
60 ml

Won 38.000

   Type of Product   

   Official Website  
"Long lasting hydration essence that provides clear and moist skin."
The product is suitable for all skin types and can be used both day (morning) and night regime. For more information about the product, you can check here.

Product Benefits

- A 24-hour long-lasting moisture essence that contains mineral water for skin regeneration and Water Pump System for moisture circulation to safeguard skin moisture and hold it in to leave the skin moisturized and smooth.
- Instantly dampens the skin with ample moisture and forms a natural moisture barrier on skin surface to protect the moisture that is in the skin.
- Contains chestnut extracts and seaweed extracts to enhance keratin turnover to fight roughness and energizes the skin for a smooth and healthy texture.

Ingredients and Effect

The product is elegantly encased in a glass pumped-bottle with Laneige's typical blue packaging. It is formulated with a long-lasting moisture essence with Water Pump System for moisture circulation to leave the skin moisturized and smooth. It is suggested to be used after emulsion application but you can use it solely to achieve supple skin. 


The outer packaging is made from hard-paper box with minimalist design and beautifully embossed in metallic snow-patterned design. In-depth information about the product's formula, Water Science Technology, whole range product and other informative info is written separately in a Description Paper inside the box.


As you can see, the product texture is creamy-liquid which is runny and penetrates easily onto the skin. Your natural body temperature helps to infiltrate the creamy-liquid quickly and leaves no sticky feeling behind; more likely supple and velvety. It is heavily fragrant with floral scent but evaporates swiftly upon application. You just need to apply it onto your moisturized skin after cleansed in 2-3 pumps amount of product and enjoy the result.

The Water Bank series is formulated with Laneige's Water Science technology, including the Water Pump System and Optimal Mineral Water to intensively circulate moisture deep within skin, while regenerating and fortifying skin cells for healthy hydrated skin and maintaining supple and moisturized skin. It is categorized as "Hydrating Product" without any other specific formula such whitening nor tightening purpose.

My Verdict?
I have a sensitive skin but Laneige doesn't fail to impress me. Even though it's heavily induced with floral fragrant but it doesn't irritate my skin. The creamy-liquid easily absorbs onto the skin and leaves supple and velvety feeling. Now I understand why this product becomes globally most popular product from Laneige since it helps to moisturize your skin while maintaining its moisture upon application. Been religiously using it for 2 weeks and feel so impressed by the result. It doesn't have whitening nor extra benefit formula but it does a great job in moisturizing your skin. For more information about this product, you can check Indonesian Review or English Review. However, the counter prize might choke you *haha* so if you planning to invest in this product, you'd better save some money and use the product wisely. However, Indonesian has special term saying: "Ada harga, ada kualitas" which means "the price never lies". Personally, instead of other Korean skin care brands/products, I'd better invest in Laneige's product since my oh-so-sensitive-and-spoiled-skin needs extra attention.

Oh, forgot to recount you about my experience in 'observing' Laneige counter in Seibu, Grand Indonesia in Jakarta. The Laneige counter is designed and dominated in white and chic looking concept and currently display the popular Serum Intense Lipstick and Water Drop Tint along with other latest products which became a hit in their home country. The SA lady was so nice to help me explaining about their product and if you have some time do check out their counter. I don't have any affiliation with Laneige but I was so impressed when I took a stroll in their counter. Unlike other high-end counter, they give a freedom for the guest to look around and observe first. How about you? Tell me about your experience in the comment section below



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